St. Mark’s – A Sanctuary Congregation

St. Mark’s is proud to be one of several congregations in the City of Evanston who have declared ourselves to be a Sanctuary Congregation.  As people of faith we believe that we are all created in the image of God and find in this, the starting point for our commitment to and relationship with refugees, immigrants and others seeking a safe haven in our communities.  We believe that all human beings – regardless of their place of birth – are entitled to dignity, safety, protection and welcome.

In February 2018, the St. Mark’s vestry unanimously approved this resolution (click here) declaring ourselves to be an Evanston Sanctuary Community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Donna or any member of St. Mark’s Vestry.

Additional Resources:


Chicago’s History as a Sanctuary City

Black People Need Sanctuary Cities Too

Trump’s Immigration Policies Explained

The Sanctuary Movement: How Religious Groups are Sheltering the Undocumented

What You Need to Know about DACA

Union for Reform Judaism Sanctuary Resolution – 2017

Memo on Tax Exempt Status for Religious Institutions Providing Refuge for the Undocumented

Webinar: Sanctuary in the Era of Trump

Interfaith Immigration Coalition Toolkit- includes toolkits for Rapid Response, Vigils, Town Hall Meetings and more

Interfaith Sanctuary Toolkit

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